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, the obama administration is falling through on its promise to take its fight to the public. vice president joe biden has been on the road and on line. in congress, democrats introduced a new effort to ban 158 specific assault-style weapons and prohibit other guns from using magazines containing more than ten rounds of ammunition. those are just two of the provisions of the bill put forward by the united states senator whose own hands were bloodied by one of the most famous shooting acts in california history. cnn's chief correspondent, dana bash, was at the emotional announcement on capitol hill. >> reporter: wolf, with all the gun control measures that president obama provided this one, this assault-style ban is one of the toughest to get through congress. her determination comes from a very public tragedy four decades ago. for diane feinstein, it is personal. >> well, i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor masconey and supervisor have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official was so trauma
know politics. i don't know this politics. obama's the president. he will be for four years. he's the guy who will make the calls politically until 2016. is this about just attacking democrats? is this about trying to convince her, mrs. clinton, not to run? if so, it might just be the easiest way to guarantee she runs. don't you think? neera tanden is a former policy director to hillary clinton, and ron reagan is an msnbc political analyst. both of you are good people to have on right now. i want to get a comment from neera, and i want a gut reaction. this disgusting attack, the back benchers, each one of these nuts, they are nutty in their behavior, hannity, "the new york post" with the disgusting front page today, rush limbaugh with his usual feminine nazi nonsense coming out. do you think this will make secretary clinton more likely to run for president or less likely that all the jackals are attacking her. >> i don't think rush limbaugh or any of these people will have a dime's bit of difference on hillary clinton. she has been dealing with their ilk for 20 years. she's goin
to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers the sisters and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> now, of course, people who believe that john boehner is the greatest speaker of the house criticized that saying there she is trying to bring emotional testimony into that. i don't know how you describe that scene without some emotional expression. >> i think the outcry, imagine if the tables were turned and there was a republican secretary talking about that and did so with the emotion that hillary clinton did and there was an outcry that it was fake and it was hood winked. >> let's take a look at john kerry. if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so too is the foreign service. my father's work under presidents both democrat and republican took me and my siblings around the world for a personal journey and sacrifices that the men and women make every day on behalf of america. >> no criticism for that. >
to get back in the game. yeah, obama won a round here and got reelected, we can he not let the country we love go to hell in a hand basket in the meantime. if you don't get engaged right now he's going to win the battle when he wants to transform it into his utopian process. and he's going to bankrupt the country and your constitutional rights. the time for feeling down, sad, depressed, it's over. right now we live in the greatest country in the the world, the country needs you right now, so it's time to engage and i also have a message to elected republicans and conservatives in d.c. it's time to stop fighting among yourselves, tonight, begin uniting. now, obama, he wants you divided. he's wanted that since election day and frankly he's done a good job at that. if you do unite, you have the power, you can vote yes, you can vote no. if you stand u tnited on the principles, you cannot accomplish a thing if you continue to allow obama and the democrats to divide you. my advice to all of you in washington, i hope you're hearing me, get in a room, remember your principles, unite, fight, that'
-style push to get those stiff gun measures passed, that you just talked about. the obama administration has sort of taken this tactic in the past, during the payroll tax cut fight, during the student loan fight, really circumventing congress and trying to build a ground swell of support among the people, to pressure congress to get what it wants to get done passed. so in this case, that is the stiffer gun law. so you're going to see vice president biden out today, holding that roundtable, talking about gun legislation. he'll be joined by his cabinet secretaries as well as a democratic senator, tim kaine, to really try to talk to the people about why he thinks this for gun legislation is a good idea. but, of course, as you just mapped out, there is a lot of opposition to this, particularly in states like virginia. so they're hoping to get moderates on their side, so that when this really does go to a fight, they will have the votes in the end. senior administration officials tell me, privately, they think that there is a lot of support for universal background checks and for limiting high-ca
this project was being planned well, that the initial funds that were granted to us by president obama and with the great work of our congressional delegates and speaker pelosi and senator feinstein we would make sure to use it in the right way and creating the jobs and the investment that people wanted to see. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. please share this announcement. >> hello san francisco. i am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of you three very important champions for this project. senator feinstein who doesn't often call me, but when she does i pay attention, and four years ago when i went to see her about a number of issues this project was number one on her list. we need to get it done. we need to get a full funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does it's always important. four years ago when i took this job i went to see the s
on assault weapons. but one of the key and most controversial legislative parts of the obama plan. lawmakers involved actj won't be easy to pass. >> the morn people don't stand up to the lies that are being said that we can't do anything about gun violence, who loses? >> columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine. >> will it be hard? for sure. we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. >> feinstein's bill doesn't just ban assault weapons. it bans magazines that hold more than ten rounds, something the vice president focused on in a google chat. >> i am much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you would call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> i want to bring in "usa today's" washington bureau chief susan paige and the huffington post washington bureau chief ryan grim. >> the national mood has changed if you look at the polls. 53% of people have a favorable view of the presid
as tougher enforcement at the border all contained in one bill. president obama will talk about it in las vegas tomorrow. >> that's huge story. but perhaps a bigger story sara palin dumped by fox news. she was soaking it up and saying nothing. finally, they dumped her but they still have karl rove and dennis cue sin itch. kus. nich. all of that coming up here on current tv. floorboard >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. i want the people who watch our show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take acti
anthem during president obama's inauguration. the inaugural official says it was beyonce's decision because she arrived late sunday night and didn't have time to rehearsay with the u.s. marine corps band. beyonce has yet to talk about her performance. >>> the naacp and hispanic organization are fighting new york city's ban on large sugary drinks saying it's unfair to small minority owned businesses. they claim larger competitors like 7-eleven and grocery stores get a pass because they're regulated by new york state and not the city and not exempted from the law. the ban due to go in effect in march. >>> to technology now the battle for smartphone dominance is heating up. new report says samsung could release the latest version of its popular galaxy phone this march. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange so is apple shaking? because we know what its earnings report was. >> apple is kind of quivering a little bit this morning. i tell you what that iphone 5 is going to back so passe, carol. get ready for the smartphone wars, they heat up this spring. there are reports samsung
>>> the obama administration begins its push for tighter gun control measures today, one day after democratic lawmakers introduce a controversial bill to ban assault weapons. >>> winter weather as millions of americans try to stay warm in a deep freeze. some are now bracing for a snowy commute to work. >>> and apps for apes, primates at the national zoo get their hand on an ipad. >> it's really fun to watch them interact with something and get such enjoyment and flip through it and really understand what they're doing. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, january 25th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the obama administration takes its push for gun control to virginia today. vice president joe biden will meet with gun safety experts in richmond. it's the opening for the growing support to curb kbun violence. yesterday congressional democrats introduced a plan to ban assault weapons but even they admit that's an uphill battle. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. the ban would be tougher than the a
is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of something very simple. and that is what happened in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney with the latino
news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: president obama announced his nominees today to run two key financial regulatory agencies. he tapped mary jo white to chair the securities and exchange commission. she's a former federal prosecutor in new york, with a long record of prosecuting financial fraud and other white- collar crimes. >> if confirmed by the senate, i look forward to committing all of my energies to working with my fellow commissioners and the extremely dedicated and talented men and women of the staff of the s.e.c. to fulfill the agency's mission to protect investors, and to ensure the strength, efficiency, and transparency of our capital markets. >> sreenivasan: the president re-nominated richard cordray to lead the consumer financial protection bureau. the former ohio attorney general has held that position for the last year, but his temporary appointment will expire in december. >> we understand that our mission is to stand on the side of consumers: our mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters and see that they're treated fairly. f
," and from campaign 2012, obama adviser stephanie cutter, and romney adviser kevin madden. back to face off one more time because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. california's democratic senator dianne feinstein is joining us in the studio this morning. senator, you introduced this legislation friday to ban assault weapons, reinstate the ban. you got this passed once before. it was uphill all the way. you can see this time it's going to be uphill, but why do you think you can get it passed? >> well, i think i can get it passed because the american people are very much for it. there's a new poll out, 50,000 people in the field, 68% supportive of a ban on assault weapons. i think what happens is you have one group-- namely, the national rifle association-- that has such a pronounced view that dominates the arena, but we have the united states conference of mayors, we have the major city chiefs, we have the largest police organization in the world supporting us, we ha
at the white house today was president obama being bothered by a fly during his news conference to announce two top financial regular la tore nominees. the fly darted around the president eye head and at one point landed right in the middle of his forehead. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> that was a good photo. the weather story obviously will cause a lot of headics for people as you drive this morning and later came. first, it's cold once again as advertised. so this is a light fluffy snow. to the south we have to deal with freezing rain and ice. the windchill, it's dangerous outside today at the bus stop or heading outside for any extended period of time from albany to boston northwards. also still pretty cold, windchills in the northern plains. so now for the though and ice and in some cases a little bit of freezing rain. we're looking at the freezing rain potential, areas of pink. so extreme northeast corner of arkansas and then a good chunk of northern alabama, northern georgia, you'll deal with freezing rain during 9 day today. so getting to school, work, no problem, b
administration by the department of transportation in 2009 by president barack obama. he has over see the disbursement throughout the country through the american reinvestment act and has done so meeting every milestone established by that act. getting money into hands of transit operators whose budgets were severely strained by the worse economic downturn since our great depression. please welcome fta administrator peter rogof. [applause] >> well thank you mayor lee and let me just say as the federal transit administrator it's great to be in a federal transit city. as many people know a rail connection was promised to the people of union square and chinatown going on two decades. they made that promise because this quarter is the most densely populated quarter in the entire western united states that doesn't have an adequate rail connection and that promise was made because we have the opportunity here to cut the commute for tens of thousands of people everyday in half by this investment. the vast majority of the people don't own a car. they depend on transit. well today through p
, gregg. >> gregg: any reaction from the white house or obama's administration? >> the family has asked the administration to step in numerous times both the state department and white house have publicly condemned iran's treatment of the pastor. following his sentence today, a spokes american for the national security council tells fox news this, quote: we are deeply disappointed that he has been sentenced to 8 years in prison continued violation of the right of freedom of religion. we call on the iranian authorities to release mr. aberdeen any. the department of state is in close contact with the family and actively engaged on the case. we have reached out to the state department directly but so far no word on what next steps that agency may be planning. gregg? >> shannon bream life in washington. shannon thanks very much. heather? >> horrific scene in brazil. raging fire killing more than 230 people. this happened in a crowded nightclub there. at least 200 more were injured. the flames sweeping through the club in southern brazil early this morning. panicked party goers. they say the
't that be interesting? where would president obama line up? who would you back if you were president obama? well, white house press secretary jay carney yesterday side-stepped a question over who has the better legacy, mr. biden or mrs. clinton. >> those kind of assessments, i think, i'm sure made repeatedly in the future, those two individuals. i think for the sake and sanity of all involved, it's worth taking a little bit of a break from presidential ewilkes year politics. >> megyn: oh, it's like he doesn't know us as all. (laughter) joining us now our fox news digital politics editor, host of power play on, chris stirewalt. the reason we ask as the press, we hear that the potential candidates are starting to stir the pot a little, including vice-president joe biden, who had a little get together recently that looked a lot like the possible launch of a campaign. there are reports in politico saying he's intoxicated by the idea of a run. the ap reported that joe biden is stoking 2016 chatter. so, it's not just us, chris. >> no, he's done everything he can to try to encourage people to thin
is heading to virginia to try to gain public support for president obama's gun control proposealsproposals. that it's not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people. it's about keeping all gunses out of the hands of bad people. >>> on thursday they joined a group of democratic lawmakers as diane fine stain announced her own bill which would limit high-capacity magazine cartridges and military-style assault weapons. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose. >> the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school show that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> but vice president biden downplayed the need for an asalts weapons ban thursday. he said those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and th
with the evidence if they didn't and they would be put in jail. >> just when you thought president obama couldn't protect the bankers anymoren that does, he picks mary wade. >> you should not fail to extinguish between what is criminal and what is mistaken behavior even reckless risk-taking and now bow to the frenzy. >> cenk: in other words, oh, hell no, we will not be going after the banks at all. great. that's the person we picked. and then, a tragic case in illinois, a man beaten to death by cops. it's just been ruled a homicide, so of course, prosecutors are saying they're not going to do anything about it. here's the reaction. >> officers are placed on temporary leave pending the outcome of this investigation will be returned to full duty immediately. >> cenk: it's an exciting show. don't go anywhere. you know why? because it's go-time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: we had rare great news yesterday for progressives, women will now finally be allowed into the front lines of combat. they already had in of course the navy and air force, because they fly the planes, but now the army and marines w
can't make it either. >> shepard: no question there. president obama responded to the pentagon's change with a statement that reads in part: today every american can be proud that our military will grow even stronger with our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters playing a greater role in forgetting the country we love: jennifer griffin with the news at the pentagon. first, explain how this will work. >> no positions have been opened to women as of today, shep. but 230,000 positions could soon be open to women as early as this year. the service chief have until may 15 to present their concerns to the defense secretary and ask for certain units to be exempt. but they will have to make a strong case. today's decision does not imply women are going to be included in the selective service or draft. shep. >> shepard: what about reaction from lawmakers? >> reaction did not necessarily fall along party lines, which was interesting. congressman duncan hunter served in iraq and expressed concern, quote, what needs to be explained is how this decision when all is said and done, increase
the president. >> stephanie: yeah, no anti-obama rhetoric at all. >> oh, good. >> stephanie: rick in montana you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, rick. >> caller: good morning, stephanie. how are you? >> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: first of all it would be nice to see you on bill maher. >> stephanie: oh, thank you. bill talking to you. >> caller: diane feinstein introduced the bill to ban assault weapons and i don't think it is going to pass because we need 60 votes again -- >> stephanie: yeah we'll talk about that. i love dick durbin. he says they are all happy with it. and we'll talk about all of that and the assault weapon's ban and -- and right-wing world as we continue on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, b
speaker boehner saying it's president obama trying to annihilate the gop. is president obama do you think the problem or do you think the party itself has to make some policy changes in order to recruit and attract different voters? >> this is my 12th presidential election. i've been around where we won a few more than we lost i've been around where we lost. this is an election that republicans are upset about because they feel like they could have won, that the president, you're talking 51% of the vote. >> you're looking back at the campaign. >> that explains that. >> it seems to know from peggy noonan and a whole range of people especially the speaker to accuse the president of trying to annihilate the party, that takes it to the future not the past. >> well look this is the most political presidency we've ever had, it's the perpetual campaign, as soon as the campaign was over and we started talking about the first serious piece of business the fiscal cliff, the obama administration ran it purely like a political campaign. if you heard the president's sta
. >>> senator john kerry was on the hotseat during his confirmation hearing on capitol hill. president obama's pick for secretary of state answered questions for four hours. kerry says that u.s. foreign policy should be defined by helping hand, as well as by military strength. even with iran stopping its nuclear program, kerry said diplomacy is still an option. >> we will do what we must do to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and i repeat here today, our policy is not containment. it is prevention. >> the senate foreign relations committee is expected to approve kerry's nomination early next week. the full senate could vote a few days after. >> which means he would take over for hillary clinton some time in early february. according to some analysts, there was no grand vision that he laid out during the four-hour hearing yesterday, but certainly with iran, with syria, with north korea, his plate, as they often are for secretaries of state, it will be more than full here. >> he certainly is a seasoned politician. and hillary clinton testified yesterday and gave her stamp of appro
is circulating a petition that urges president obama and the state department and every member of congress to right fight for his freedom. that petition has over 232,000 signatures but their options are limited since the u.s. and iran have no diplomatic relation, bill. bill: that is tricky one, peter. next hour i mentioned this we'll talk to the pastor's wife and jordan sekulow you heard in peter's report. to figure out where this man is and help he is getting. there is a medical condition of concern. perhaps is it possible the iranians took him to a different prison to get the medical treatment? that is something we're trying to figure out. martha: normal course of events they would say that and explain that to his family which they have not. a lot of attention need to be put on that story. we'll talk to her later on as bill just said. we're just getting started this morning on a busy friday. look at that. a daring attempt to save a 14-year-old boy clinging to a tree as raining waters are swirling around him. wait until you see what happens. bill: nebraska's governor signing off on a new
but also on a statewide level. to the best of my knowledge president obama will make a presentation to -- vice president biden will make a presentation to the president next i would like to bring to your attention that on the imperative agenda i have a resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation; many of you know that the emancipation proclamation was issued by president abraham lincoln, january 1, 1863. one of the most influential documents that declared all persons held as slaves within the confederate territory are here for and henceforth held free. i just want to go on record publicly acknowledging 150 years. that is quite an accomplishment. today's actually the 84th anniversary of doctor martin luther king's birth. many people know who doctor king was, a clergyman, activist, husband, father, the most prominent promoter of nonviolence and civil disobedience; he received the nobel peace prize in 1964 in recognition of his nonviolence. only we discussing assault weapons ban ammunitions but acknowledging that today would have been doctor
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